Tag Archives: Dust Bowl

“It was like three midnights in a jug”


The memorable quote used for the title of this post came from a survivor of the Dust Bowl. Also referred to as the Dirty Thirties, this decade meant great economic and social hardship for many residents of the United States, but … Continue reading

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“Dust in the Wind” – Cities prone to dust storms


In conjunction with Ken Burns new documentary film entitled “The Dust Bowl” which is premiering November 18th and 19th on  PBS, I thought a post about those urban areas around the world that are subject to dust storms, sand storms, and haboobs on a fairly regular … Continue reading

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Pondering and wandering the Great Plains


The Great Plains have long fascinated me, though I am not exactly sure why. Somehow that vast, semi-arid stretch of mostly flat land intrigues me in a mystifying way. Places with legendary names like Cheyenne, Dodge City, Pecos, Scottsbluff, Deadwood, Abilene (Kansas … Continue reading

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Favorite witticisms by Woody Guthrie


Aside from being an accomplished musician, Woody Guthrie was a writer (Bound for Glory) and commentator. Here are some of my favorite witticisms from him found in the book entitled, Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie. Enjoy! – … Continue reading

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